The Gate of Correspondences In Alien and Human Hauntings
1. The evolution of craft types over the centuries may represent both a very limited exhibition of opportunism and a lack of choice on the part of the actors inasmuch as they are parasitic in nature derived from anticipation wrought from the host observer. In another words, not a tactic to be decided upon but rather a need taking advantage of what already exists in terms of a conceptual model of the host. This corresponds to the many modalities of "personalities", images, and other variables one encounters where one anticipates it, in abandoned homes, remote woods etc much like the remote locations of close encounters with alleged aliens. One could carry this thought further and speculate that EVP recordings are also parasitic in nature, matching anticipation with a bank of information held by individuation as well as at their root, shared conceptual narratives from the human environment.. This goes beyond a feedback loop into choices made by the repetition of matches between the observer and the observed, by way of specific editing on the part of what is observed. There is very little of any "accidental" content.
2. The instantaneous appearance and disappearance of concreted images from #1 that is shared by both UFO phenomenon and ghost encounters.
3. The ability to walk through walls.
4. The ability to speak or communicate without an audible source, directly to the observer.
5. Energetic PSI effects.
6. The observed ability to glide rather than to walk in a strictly bipedal fashion.
7. Mixed messages, incoherent narratives supplied by actors dependent on what one anticipates hearing.
8. Sensations of an energized atmosphere. VLF or VHF tracings.
9. Atmospheric alterations in terms of humidity as related to temperature, at times, accompanied by #8.
10. Various forms of possession as compared to abductions, the similarities therein.
11. Raised ambient electromagnetic activity.
12 Ghost creatures can range from dogs, to shadows of an exaggerated height, humanoid images taken from the local history, composite creatures, child like, etc just as in the variety of creatures observed in close encounters.
14. A localized atmospheric smell described variously as sulfurous, rotten or acrid.
Both UFO close encounters, at time share some if not all of these chief features and characteristics.
Are the phantasms of close encounters staged? Can the tools of the rational intellect be used to manipulate it? More importantly, the question weighs on those who have been there inasmuch as we assume reality as we know it is an impervious solid object encased in a sort of amber.
I suggest it is not by any stretch of the most critically intellectual minds. Yet like the carefully arranged piano keys and the wires that conduct what is played upon in an order pleasing to the ear... have discord synthesized into a self ordering causation that is pleasing to the ear, nothing more and conceals the holes in this fabric.Yet these compositions of the mind may be simply self serving to the point wherein they are predictably prone to tampering, with an aim in mind. Perhaps the faceless chose their masks according to who is looking based on their cultural grounding, cross contaminating influences, all further divided by individuation. A kaleidoscope. Think of how simplistic it is to say because a creature looks like an alien, it must be an extraterrestrial and yet how long has a alternative, institutionalized wild goose chase been conducted simply on this premise? As a supposition, what if this wild goose chase is so? A fools errand, a trick of the light that conceals darkness? The narrative then becomes even more anomalous than seeing an actual extraterrestrial.
The Native Americans who perhaps have a longer history in regard to these wide variety of phantoms use such words as "shape shifter" or shin walker" to describe these camouflaged creatures. It is also interesting to note that to pay too much focus on their existence is to invite them to engage them in this game.. To speak of them in many tribes is an unspoken taboo, for this reason.
Also, one thinks of how interest in these sort of things moves in waves as does the corresponding "flaps" that follow as many minds are entrained to specific images, scenarios etc, as if one feeds the other accordingly which is also in line with many a native American belief. Simply coincidence? I suspect it is not in this odd variant of a player piano that unrolls a script for the digestion of the homeless vagrants of the psyche.
We have countless examples of this having happened and yet this may be a tail with a double twist in the narrative, that eludes our approach due to a certain squirming of deeply buried uncertainties regarding existence itself.
We prefer light to darkness and shy away from the shadows..at our own peril. This is, if anything, an irony of the human condition. Perhaps it is the entrapment of certain buffers, moats, membranes that allow us to think the grass is greener on the other side. A dangerous dilemma faces us if we ignore an alternative. Perhaps is the axis on which all things turn, which are images, composites and imaging itself is a pinhole camera, a reality tunnel as suggested by Robert Anton Wilson.
With this comes pretense as a means of exchange, and the question is, what is for sale? Is our pretense, a commodity to be used as one would a automobile, or a ladder? Is our certainty ripe for deconstruction as a means to create a proverbial carrier wave that allows creatures that are as close to us as our jugular veins yet unknown to us to feed on our crops of defining behaviorism's An intentional monkey wrench to separate, divide against a middle to create ambiguity in the intellect which may be a slight of hand that becomes living memory onto which the faceless may reside.
“Do we not each dream of dreams? Do we not dance on the notes of lost memories? Then are we not each dreamers of tomorrow and yesterday, since dreams play when time is askew? Are we not all adrift in the constant sea of trial and when all is done, do we not all yearn for ships to carry us home?”
― Nathan Reese Maher
For us, the living it is a vehicle, a experiential distinction that is relentlessly recombinant. There have been phantom trucks, phantom automobiles that have given the living a close encounter, more of them that I can recount here. Phantom ships that pursue their initial courses. Then we have in our age phantom space vehicles who from time to time, give the living a ride upon apparitional stagecraft.What is the purpose of these exchanges? Then, there are, from time to time, phantom airplane crashes..that are as diaphanous as phantom space vehicles.
When is a phantom plane crash not a phantom plane crash in relation to the naivety that falls between the skeptic and the uncertainty as a blanket? The anomalous tells us that there are huge portions of our vocabulary for which we have no terms and more importantly, neither the skeptic by inverse logic nor the researcher by their intellect can substitute words for the experiential, especially when it demonstrates ambiguity that we have a behavioral tick as the plight of our condition, the lost cause of disambiguation.
"I abandoned the extraterrestrial hypothesis in 1967 when my own field investigations disclosed an astonishing overlap between psychic phenomena and UFOs ... The objects and apparitions do not necessarily originate on another planet and may not even exist as permanent constructions of matter. It is more likely that we see what we want to see and interpret such visions according to our contemporary beliefs."- John Keel
That this may be so, is something we do not speak of in polite company as it is taboo, without ever being labelled as such. In my own research, there are no "sacred cows". Everything must be sifted irregardless of the consequences in terms of the comforting in isolation that we offer ourselves when the well laid plan of a neat narrative arc goes South. Deconstruction is a two sided blade.
“My way of learning is to heave a wild and unpredictable monkey-wrench into the machinery.”
― Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon
Where does this blanket arise it may be that what we do know is more disquieting than what we don't know..and making "sense" of this quandary leads us to compartmentalize slings from arrows. UFOs from other apparitions, ghost imagery of the dead from purported close encounters with extraterrestrials..a sort of basic syllabus, a coloring book..It was Carl Jung who rightfully stated that; "We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgment of the intellect is only part of the truth." The babble of ITC conjoined to mixed messages of both "alien" and discarnate jokers who are as serious in this game as a heart attack. The joke is on us perhaps..
I think John Keel came very close to this realization as outlined in his ruminations on the subject.
When I read Michael Prescott's essay on the deleterious psychological effects on the rational and necessary critical thinking needed to retain one's balance and orientation to prosaic reality, that lead some who delve into ITC or other ghost behaviors, specifically communications or exchanges to suicide, some to gullibility, some to disassociation, I was struck by the correspondence with the demise and \or decline of some famous examples of who researched UFOs. Is this simply a striking coincidence?
I think of others who have been manipulated and hoisted by their own petards when entangled with such hungry ghosts, beyond researchers of both UFO phenomenon and ghost communications, the most well known that comes to mind is Phillip K Dick, author of Blade Runner,and more importantly, the semi-autobiographical VALIS, The word VALIS is the acronym for Vast Active Living Intelligence System. Later, PKD theorized that VALIS was both a "reality generator" and a means of extraterrestrial communication.
Thus, PKD depending on the witness you speak to, experienced either a severely transiently psychotic episode or actually encountered a form of sentience that twisted him into ontological knots that later took on a literary patina.
To cover with a decorative or protective mask.
"Anyone who wants to know the human psyche will learn next to nothing from experimental psychology. He would be better advised to abandon exact science, put away his scholar's gown, bid farewell to his study, and wander with human heart through the world. There in the horrors of prisons, lunatic asylums and hospitals, in drab suburban pubs, in brothels and gambling-hells, in the salons of the elegant, the Stock Exchanges, socialist meetings, churches, revivalist gatherings and ecstatic sects, through love and hate, through the experience of passion in every form in his own body, he would reap richer stores of knowledge than text-books a foot thick could give him, and he will know how to doctor the sick with a real knowledge of the human soul". -- Carl Jung